Claire Dunne v Irish Prison Service 
Case ReferenceUD 704/2009 MN 722/2009
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
The employee was required to serve a probationary period of twelve months. This was then extended on a number of occasions until she had worked for the Respondent for over two years. The employer took a decision to dismiss the Claimant and the Claimant was offered the opportunity to make a written submission prior to her dismissal. She was not offered to make an oral representation to the employer. The decision to dismiss the employee was actually taken in January 2009, although she wasn’t informed about the decision until March 2009, referring to the “secretary general’s original
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